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LinuxPR: SGI and Ohio Supercomputer Center offer first Itanium-based Linux cluster

Aug 13, 2001, 12:30 (1 Talkback[s])
SGI and the Ohio Supercomputer Center announced the launch of a new Itanium-based Linux cluter with 146 processors, making this cluster one of the fastest in the world. This cluster will allow Ohio researchers to study everything from quark-antiquark attraction and radiation transfer in astrophysical outflows to simulations of photosynthesis components and matter in the early universe.The Itanium-based Silicon Graphics 750 system with 292GB memory, 428GFLOPS peak performance for double-precision computations and 856GFLOPS peak performance for single-precision computations, follows the Pentium III XeonTM cluster that was operative at OSC for the past 18 months. The old system will be divided into smaller clusters and cascaded to faculty as part of the Cluster Ohio Project grants awarded last month.